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Last Days Of The Age
The Endtime Pilgrim
The First Trumpet
The Last Trumpet
(Catholic... great news links)
(A look at today from an Orthodox Perspective)
The Assyrian News Agency
(A look at events in Iraq)
The Barnabas Fund
(A look at events inside China, from a Christian Perspective)
Gay Christian Movement Watch
(A hard-hitting blog talking about the growing sin of Homosexuality inside the Church)
Independent Catholic News
(Not Christian, but gets into important trends in the Islamic world)
This site was dormant for years and now is up again. It covers Christian persecution in China
Paradigm Shift: Capitalists & Dissenters
Emerging Viruses - Dr. Horowit untrz
- Lo-fi version here
Think You Have Property Rights?
The Real Purpose Of Public Education - John Gatto
Alex Jones Talks On Bilderberg 2005
Stan Goff On The Military-Monetary System
On War: A Veteran NYT Journalists Views
Mad Cow And Alzheimer's: The Link
Vote Rigging In 2004 (A 2 Hour Look) -
Part 1 And Part 2
Hard Evidence Of Vote Fraud In Ohio - 2 Min Update
Bev Harris Interviewed On Ohio Vote Fraud
Confessions Of An Economic Hit Man
Part 1 And Part 2
Announcement On Ohio Vote Legal Action
Seymour Hersh On Abu Gharib
Mike Ruppert/TUC Radio: Across The Rubicon
Part 1 And Part 2
What Is Wrong With The American Mind: Corporate Media Consolidation
Part 1 And Part 2
Lethal Injections: The Hidden Dangers Of Vaccines
Bush Blocked Bin Laden Probes
Truth And Lies Of 911
911 Road To Tyranny (low bandwidth)
Afghanistan, jihad and oil in Central Asia
Biowarfare: Leaps In Technology
An intelligent look at the future of the Oil Based Economy
Natural Resources and Global Conflict
Gore Vidal On Terrorism
The Bush's Oil War
America The Babylon
Part 1 And Part 2
A Look At Peak Oil
Black Box Voting
The Evidence Is A Farce
The Doctrine Of Incorporation
Wheat Receipts: The Federal Reserve
American Dynasty: The Bush Family
The Pentagon Crash Investigation.
Trenton Parker On The Oil Crisis Of The 70's
Earth changes, HAARP, Non-Lethal Weapons
Part 1 And Part 2
A very interesting Presentation on War Crimes in Vietnam
Why Is Africa Starving?
Financial Collapse: What Does Greenspan Really Think - FSO?
The 911 Cover-Up Commission
The Mafia, CIA And Bush
And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it._______________________________
- (Hab 2:2)
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Lest any man should boast. I think what God is saying here is that God wants us to look squarely in the mirror and look at what we really are and then acknowledge that we, who have made Christ our Lord and Savior (let none of us forget the 'Lord' part of this) are given salvation as a gift and no matter what struggles we endure for his name's sake, salvation is not dependent on us but on what Christ did for us on the cross. All the work was done by Christ on his cross. It is what is often referred to as the sufficiency of Christ.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
God is leading us to greater righteousness, but lest any man should swell up with pride at his or her 'rightousness' God makes it clear that the work of Salvation was accomplished by Christ on his cross, whose name is blessed forever more. Don't swell up with Pride. Paul had to deal with that one and the Lord gave him a thorn in the flesh, lest his pride got the better of him (2Cor 12:7ff)
Political And Economic Review #2, January, 2013
This issue is mostly about American oil and leadership. It is a 30 page overview of America's oil situation and new claims that America will one day surpass the Saudi's in Oil production and become energy independent. The question is an extremely important one and could really alter the whole geopolitical landscape... if true. Are these claims real and credible? Are there any problems with them? This paper talks about this and other issues dealing with the crisis of American leadership.
15 January 2013
Militarism Unfit For Putin's 'Kleptocracy'
President Vladimir Putin knows that his political survival depends on determination in suppressing the “internal enemies” and believes that Western interference in this domestic crisis has to be eliminated (Ezhednevny Zhurnal, January 8). He used to rely on Russia’s powerful role as an energy exporter for securing a position of strength for the country but is now seriously disappointed in Gazprom’s disrepute and weakness in the key European market. However, military might is still perceived as an infallible means of reasserting Russia’s invincibility, and Putin aims at revitalizing his regime by blending “patriotism” with militarism.
This reversion to the Soviet basics was on display last week as the Yuri Dolgoruky, the first Borei-class strategic submarine, was officially accepted into the navy, and its sister sub, the Vladimir Monomah, was launched from the dry dock—its construction to be completed while afloat (RIA Novosti, January 10). Putin came to Severomorsk but opted not to take part in the ceremony perhaps considering Yuri Dolgoruky, which was bedeviled by endless delays since its keel was started in 1996, as a not very lucky ship. - Jamestown Foundation
Avoiding Wars That Never End
The United States cannot fight a war against radical Islamism and win, and it certainly cannot be the sole actor in a war waged primarily in the Eastern Hemisphere. This is why the French intervention in Mali is particularly interesting. - StratforObama And The Betrayal Of Democracy In Bahrain
This piece is a little more interesting that most of Stratfor's corporate intelligence. I post it for your perusal.
The situation in Bahrain is not only deeply unjust; it is also unsustainable. Sooner or later a deeply aggrieved and enraged majority will erupt again, and when they do, their anger and profound disappointment will be directed at the United States as well. - The Atlantic
The Working Poor: The New Face Of America
Syria: Aleppo Slowly Returns To Normal
A very interesting audio piece on the situation in Aleppo from someone who was actually there. Check it out, it's less than five minutes.
Panetta: US Involved In Mali Operations
U.S. and French defense leaders are hammering out details of intelligence, logistics and airlift assistance the United States will provide to French forces in Mali, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
A decent little backgrounder can be found here.
Pakistan High Court Orders Arrest Of PM
All of this on allegations of corruption. The nation is now in a serious political crisis. The streets are packed with protesters in favor of a self proclaimed revolutionary leader. So far, 16 people have been arrested in a scandal that stems from deep seated corruption in Pakistan but ignited by a power station scandal.
Now this may seem like not such a big deal, but when your nation has a power shortfall, and power comes on intermittently and you find out that your PM may very well be the problem, it becomes an issue. People have threatened mass suicide because of persistent power outages.
In the militant-infested northwestern city of Peshawar, hundreds of businessmen recently marched in a mock funeral procession — but not to protest bombings or kidnappings. The “corpse” they carried was an electric meter. - WPDer Spiegel also has a decent piece on this with the usual excellent hi-res photos.
A Reader From Singapore Relates His Experiences
“Thanks Mark for replying and being interested in how Christians are doing here in Singapore.I solicit other Christians who live outside of the US, especially in Asia and Africa to relate their experiences here. I will not use your name (unless you give me permission). I will only post what you want posted and leave out any other sensitive details out. Please, if it is at all safe to do so, let the world know how you are faring.
Christians in Singapore are quite blessed in that though we have a secular government and a multi-racial, multi-religious society, we are generally well regarded by the government and the people of Singapore. We have freedom of worship and freedom to share the Gospel, within an acceptable confine in public space for maintaining religious harmony in a pluralistic society. To a large extent, we have our Christian fore-fathers to thank because, since the backwaters days of British colonial Singapore when there were wide spread poverty with largely uneducated immigrants, their faithfulness and integrity in doing good works punched above their weight and impacted many lives in the areas of education, health care and other social services – “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”. The Christian communities here are building on the spiritual foundation laid for us – English brethren and in more recent years in the 70’s and 80’s, American brethren contributed significantly to that foundation. Ultimately, I believe God is at work and is unfolding His sovereign plan for His people in Singapore to fulfil His great commission in the regions. Singapore churches are increasing reaching out to the relatively unreached regions.
….. Due to the importance of keeping religious harmony in our pluralistic society and being sensitive to people of other religions, we try to practise our faith in the market place in a little more discreet way by upholding Christian virtues in our doing, without being too overt in our public speaking - "Preach the gospel at all times; when necessary, use words.".
But Christians in Singapore are increasingly facing the challenges of the post-modern world, with its allure of materialism, individualism and relativism of sexuality and morality. In recent years, we see a budding militant movement in homosexuality and the fast weakening marriage institution. Learning from your articles, I believe it is the spiritual battle on a worldwide basis. I can only hold on by faith to the truth that His kingdom will know no end.
I thank God for your ministry, Mark. The righteous shall live by faith and those who live by faith shall not be disappointed before our Almighty God.”
- Name Witheld
341 - at - markswatson- dot - com
No conspiracy theory. This is here now and many folks who have smart TV's just cannot be sure that someone cannot remotely turn on your mic and camera without your knowledge or permission. I strongly suspect it can be done on some models... and given the way 3g and 4G networks are now being used (secretly) I think anyon who has one has reason for genuine concern.
Java: Is It Time To Ditch It?
When professionals tell you it may be time to uninstall it, you would be wise to listen. I use a great little tool called Prefbar in my FireFox browser and it has a little checkbox that will disable it at will.
A Smile Saves A Life
14 January 2013Prayer Requests
Today I have two requests from and for readers about their specific situations. The first is from a man named Matt (name used with permission). He has lost his wife (she ran off with another man after she told him she did not 'love him anymore'), lost his job, recently just lost another Job at a temp agency and has been sleeping in a shelter. He is very discouraged and feeling quite abandoned. I ask all of you to lift Matt up in prayer because it really sounds like he needs it. Pray God will find him a job so he can get out of the shelter but more importantly pray God to encorage him and give him strength in these times.
The second prayer is for a lady named Michele (name used with permission). She is having a difficult time dealing with several recent family deaths, most recently her sister. She is also dealing with some health issues of her own. I ask all of you to pray for Michele so that she recovers and that God gives her true comfort in this difficult time.
War In Mali: Islamists Counter France
As this piece says, this may turn out to be a long war. France wants to root out the Islamists and AQ linked (quasi) government but this looks like it may be much, much easier said than done. It appears that some of the troops are coming in from Mauritania, where Al Qaeda in the Mahgreb has bases. It also appears that Mauritania is doing what it can to stem the tide of support to the Islamic militants.
AEI has a small little backgound paper that you may find of use. Americans involved in Jihad? Sadly, yes it can and does happen.
Trillion Dollar Coin: Utter Nonsense
Has this administration completely lost its senses? To even propose such a thing smacks of a real detachment from reality. This is the perfect way of telling the world that we have no plan to fix our fiscal situation other than stupid gimmicks. Obama should be ashamed of himself for even allowing such an idea to be floated.
Shootings: Two Highly Credible Men Talk Drugs
Check the ads on these networks and see how many of them are for drugs and you will see why you don't hear more about this.
AF Prepares For Cuts
March 1st looks like the big day. The Entire DOD looks to be preparing for them
Christian Teacher Murdered In Iraq
...a Christian teacher from Mosul, Iraq, was murdered last week, igniting fear among Christians in the region of a renewed campaign of anti-Christian violence. On January 8, the day after Shdha’s body was discovered, a Christian university student was killed by a car bomb in the same city. - ICC
Beijing Hit With Major Smog Event
This looks like a major, major problem both Chinese and US authorities are recording some very high health-threatening levels.
Claim: Accused UK Pedophile/Rapist Was Satanist
This should not surprise anyone. There are rings of satanists all over the western world. Many of them are in positions of very great power. They hold ceremonies, sacrifice victims (like those missing kids you see on the back of milk cartons, homeless people, etc). They also have powerful networks of protectors. I want to stress, very powerful. It is why you see next to nothing done in the US about Child Protective Services. There have been investigations into this where the investigators wind up dead.Blogger/Hacker Suicide Blamed On US Attorney
The reason why you hear so little about this is because if the truth were told, you would have many high level people sitting in office and among our elite running for cover. So when the truth starts to get out, a powerful network of satanists goes to work to keep Americans from finding out what is really going on. Their key tool? Murder.
Satan is real and he has some real worshipers right here on earth and it is he who gives his servants power as he has great authority by virtue of his position as Prince of this world.
These Attorney's just have too much power. There was no reason for this as the injured party in the Government's suit (JSTOR) dropped the charges. Don't these guys have enough to do? Are there not enough rapists, murderers, fraudsters, molesters, drug traffickers, human traffickers for them to chase that they have to drive some young kid to kill himself?
Sounds to me like someone over at Justice needs their budgets cut.
Apple Losing The Phone Battle
Dell In Buyout Talks
11 January 2013A Quick Note:
For many years I have answered many emails from my readers. I enjoy and continue to enjoy that pleasure. I love to hear from readers who are really looking to God for answers to the major issues of our time. Readers from all over the nation and world have contacted me.
One thing I must point out is that while I do not always respond, I do read each and every mail that comes my way (the the exception of those who just want to argue.. they go on my block list). So if I do not always respond, please do not get angry. I have to manage how much time I spend on the computer between reading (I try and do that on Fridays, which is a low traffic day) writing the daily news and writing the longer pdf files and of course answering emails as well as some of the administrative/technical things that need to be done on a site like this.
I am not being rude when I do not respond. If I wrote detailed responses to all of my mail I would never get anything done! I know many of you do understand this and (FYI) no one has even hinted that they do not understand. Yet for souls in genuine distress, I will indeed drop what I am doing and do my best to help.
But I feel I need to make this clear as well. A couple of my readers have gotten upset with me because I cannot and won't endorse their own personal sins. I just don't think they understand that I really do serve God and cannot compromise his words or commandments and frankly I am not going to. I am not going to soft peddle sin and rebellion. If I did, I would be false. So please...
I cannot tell you its OK for you to sleep with your boyfriend.
I cannot tell you its OK to steal money out of the company funds.
I cannot tell you its OK to invest in a porn distributer.
I cannot tell you its OK to divorce your spouse for any other reason than adultery.
I cannot tell you its OK to marry your gay lover.
I cannot tell you its OK to lie on your resume.
I cannot tell you its OK to sabotage your co-worker who is also up for the same promotion you are.
I cannot tell you its OK to deny Christ to get a high dollar job (or even keep the one you have)
If you want to argue with me about these things, you need to find another site or person who has the time for it. I don't. I can only tell you what God's standards are. You have to decide weather or not you are going to follow them or not. Some have called me a heretic because of my biblical stance on these and many other issues. That's OK, given what passes for Christianity in America today, if I was not occasionally called a heretic and reviled, I would be most, most concerned.
Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.I have lost friends, been denied employment, been mocked and laughed at for my walk with Christ, often by childhood friends and former co-workers. I have had the highest people in government mock me and sneer at my work (yes, more than a few). I know what it means to serve God and have others mock me because of Christ. Many of you do as well. I can only tell you this brothers...
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Stand firm, because brothers, for many of us, the road gets a little more 'bumpy' from here on out.
Your most humble servant in Christ,
Vaccine Tragedy Paralyzes 40 African Children
On December 20, 2012, a vaccination tragedy hit the small village of Gouro, located in northern Chad, Africa. According to the newspaper La Voix, out of 500 children who received the new meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac, at least 40 of them between the ages of 7 and 18 have become paralyzed. Those children also suffered hallucinations and convulsions. - Dr. Sircus
Media Organizations are utterly silent. America's (Uncle Tom) Black organizations are silent. They are still on their faces worshipping Obama. The Church is silent. Only a few dedicated activists are telling us the story.
The Gun Grabbers Keep Their Guns
Obama signs bill granting him armed Secret Service protection FOR HIMSELF for life. No other President has ever done this. Yet he wants to take YOUR Guns. Diane Feinstein, the who is at the forefront of the gun Grabbing debate CARRIES A CONCEALED WEAPON!"You give up yours and I'll keep mine ...(I'll keep yours too!)."
- the age old cry of tyrants and thieves.
Gun Grabber Bloomberg has 24/7 armed protection.
Gun Grabber Michael Moore has armed protection.
Tell me what you really think this debate is all about? Those with power keep their guns and the plebeians must beg the state for protection. Any political/racial/religious group can be disarmed and attacked at will by the state. History has shown us time and time again that it is the State that is the biggest threat to those who have no economic or political power. Ask the Jews of Nazi Germany... oops.... you can't. Hitler gassed them.... after he took their guns.
That is exactly why the founders put the second amendment in the Constitution. To protect YOU from the historical tendency of those in power to abuse it. Why are they crying for it now with a concerted effort... now while the world still is in the midst of a major economic crisis (that is only worse than it was when it first started) and the secret (MSM will not talk about them) bailouts and plane loads (literal) full of cash being used to prop up banks. This is going on right now. Folks there are some real good reasons why Tim Geithner cannot wait to leave that job at Treasury.
Because a small but very influential part of our elite have some serious plans on abusing their power in the years ahead. Plans that would cause even the most brain dead and lethargic amongst the people to rise up. The collapse of western society is no conspiracy theory, it really could happen and will the day those bailouts stop - the banks close, the ATM's stop working, gas pumps cannot process payments... Think about this. The fiscal cliff deal died. We cannot cut spending or raise taxes responsibly, the Treasury is empty and the only thing left to do is print money. There is no political will, despite our fiscal situation. What does that mean? It means that one day, not too long from now, what I just told you is going to happen.
I know it, the President knows it, the Fed knows it, The Treasury knows it and the MSM is doing its level best to make sure you don't know it.
I will be working on Economic Crisis paper over the next few weeks, hopefully it will be up by February 1st. I will lay out where I think we are heading, why and what it will mean to the ordinary Joe.
Finally, why is it that someone inside our media/government establishment has allowed a UK citizen (Mr. Morgan) so much space on US airwaves to bash our constitutional form of government? The UK is a basket case, economically and politically- they have had to gut their once proud Navy...
Very soon, when the Ark Royal and its Harrier jets are scrapped, the Navy will be left for the next 10 years without a ship capable of flying aircraft, until the first of the two carriers now under construction is commissioned. The entire surface fleet will amount to no more than 19 warships - Guardian
The Navy used to be the pride of Britain. They have gutted their armed forces and cannot even afford to keep some of their major highways lit up at night and were it not for a major hand out from unnamed 'friends' they would be completely bankrupt today. Yet he's over here telling us how to run things! I am not bashing the Brits, just telling it like it is. Go and put the fire out at your own house before you tell me that my roof leaks.
Brothers, I smell a rat... a big fat rat.
Something here is seriously amiss.
No, if the gun grabbers have any point at all it is one that they deliberately miss. It is that the mental stability of large swaths of the US population is highly questionable. We have about 30 million Americans taking mind altering prescription drugs (because a doctor has diagnosed a mental health problem) and probably at least that many taking illegal drugs. I fully admit that some of these men and women should not have guns. But they should not be flying airplanes as pilots, be air traffic controllers or driving a bus or operating the safety controls at a nuclear facility or policing our streets. This is a debate that cuts into billion dollar profits and a powerful political lobby (that by the way, advertises heavily on TV). The Drug/Medical lobby.
I will leave you with this. In the recent proposals in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, Biden wants to have greater access to mental health care for more people. Sounds good does it not? Real caring and humanitarian, huh? But the politics goes like this. He does not want to cross that lobby so when he says 'expand access to mental health care'. What he is really saying more Federal money to go to anti-depressants (which is the primary way we deal with mental health issues these days). Which of course means... you got it... more profits for the dope lobby. He cannot point the finger at the dope all of these shooters were taking when they went nuts... blowing people away. Democratic campaign money would dry up and besides, such proposals wound never get through Congress.
That is why Washington will never solve a problem. Their job is to create new problems and keep the old ones in place that make money for those who donate money.
So this economic crisis is just that, a crisis and one that cannot be solved politically. This means that Plan B will be used. Plan B means they cannot have millions of pissed off Americans who just found out how much they have been lied to with Guns in their hands when they have to lower the boom because the banking system just failed. We'll cover more on this in February.
10 January 2013
Castilla's death follows the murder of her husband, lay evangelist Nelson Ramos, two years before, in January 2011, also at the hands of the ELN. The armed rebel group holds a virtual sway of terror over the area. - Compass Direct/WorldWatch News
Its hard for me to hear about the sufferings of the real Church. When re-listening to Ken Peters video a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by one thing he said. he said. He was tired of giving his message to the dead Churches in America, he said they don't listen. But the Church in many other places is far from dead. It's alive with ministries that preach, teach assist and bless others with the message of God's love, forgiveness and life eternal.
Where is the Church today? Increasingly it is outside of America and is often the unintended (hopefully unintended) victim of US foreign policy.
Here in the US we often hear it compared with the Laodicean Church. Yes, I think that is apt, but when I read the Lord's rebuke to the Church at Sardis, I think it too fits a great many of America's institutional Churches.
And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.Sardis, Laodicea, the fact is that something is seriously amiss in most (but not all) of America's Churches. There are a few who have not compromised the Gospel nor whored their Churches for mammon.
Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white:Let those who are engaged in serious compromise repent and come clean. God is more than willing to forgive and wash you anew. The key is the same one that is keeping so many Churches in grasp of the evil one and a theme Christ hits on in the above versus. What is that? Repentance is absolutely essential and today, it is not being taught. It's why you have fornication, adultery, unholy divorce, homosexuality, pedophilia, greed, larceny, pride, hate and all manner of evil sitting in the Church every Sunday. Parishoners who refuse to repent are frankly on the broad path way way to hell. There is no repentance today and this new gospel they are preaching is either soft-peddling it or removed the requirement for repentance altogether. This is a key aspect of the Great Falling Away that was prophesied for the last days. It is here, now. Many of the Churches in America are suffering from a kind of spiritual necrosis. My exhortation to you is to not sit too long in such a Church because that disease is contagious.
The heretics more and more are taking over the Church, they hate the bible, and hold Christ and his holy gospel in contempt. They have created a new gospel and a new Christ that does not save souls, but serves the Antichrist world system that is arising right before our eyes.
What was Christ crucified for? They called him a heretic and said he was a demon possessed. Why were the Jews trying to kill Paul? They saw him as a heretic. Why was it so hard to print the Bible back in the Middle Ages? Because the Church did not want its myriad heresies exposed to the people. Do you want biblical truth? Get into your Bibles and line up every religious teaching with the holy word of God. Do that and you will not go wrong.
But know this, when you do that and you will paint a target on your back and the devil will use others, of then the 'church' to attack you. You may very well wind up like this woman and her pastor husband. Count the cost brothers, and when you decide to move forward towards Christ and when you do never, ever look back.
Remember Lots wife.
They will kill you because you preach a gospel of love.
Do the 501(c)3 Churches and fake believers in America call you a heretic because you follow the scriptures and won't turn back from the truth the Holy Spirit has revealed to you in the sacred texts?. Rejoice! You have taken the most important step in leaving the apostate Church and coming into and more importantly remaining in true fellowship with Jesus Christ.
Martyrdom, in these times, is going to be the natural and most common end to many and probably most believers who comprise the Lord's little flock in these very last days.
Pastor Hooted Out Of Inauguration By Gay Rights Activists
Kind of sad but its the real America today, they don't want anything to do with the God of the Bible and of the Godly people who founded this once great but now rotting nation.Iranian Pastor Released; Two More Detained
On 29th December we requested further prayer for pastor Yousef. Recall that in mid-December he was ordered to report to prison, initially on a daily basis, but when he reported on Christmas Day he was detained.
We are pleased to report that he was released from Lakan prison earlier today (7th January).
We regret to
report that two other members from the same church network, Behzad and
Mohammed-Reza, were arrested in raids on their homes in Rasht on 31st
December. They are currently in a Ministry of Intelligence and Security
detention facility and are expected to be transferred to Lakan prison shortly.
Both face charges of action against national security, and Behzad is also
charged with insulting Islamic sanctities. No trial date has yet been set.
Behzad is single, whilst Mohammad-Reza has a wife and two daughters. - |MEConcern
Yes, the world is ignoring a major crisis. But if it is being ignored in the media, it is only because those folks who own much of the worlds media have made a point in deliberately ignoring a major problem. Turn on your major news networks and you hear nary a word about Christian persecution, burned out of their homes, raped or murdered.You can read the report at the Civitas site.
Quoting the estimates of scholars that between half and two-thirds of Christians in the Middle East have left or been killed over the last century, Shortt states, “There is now a serious risk that Christianity will disappear from its Biblical heartlands.” - |Barnabas Fund
Facebook Bans SNL Star For Posting Abortion Photo's
Free speech? On Facebook? Surely you jest. Do you want to know the kind of evil the President has lobbied hard for? Was it not he who fought for partial birth abortions?
These are hideous procedures that the modern day Censors do not want you to see.
Censorship is as American as a Swastika and as patriotic as a flag burning and that pretty much sums up what I think of any corporation who engages in it.
It think it's just plain un-American.
9 January 2013Worse Than Sandy Hook...
Those who ignore history, are doomed to repeat it.
Russia To Create New Missiles To Compete With US
The lack of satisfactory negotiating positions coming out of the US on its European Missile Shield, aimed at Russian missiles (despite American protestations to the contrary) has led Russia to take a more confrontational approach. This may very well be the reaction US defense contractors were hoping for. This will mean the US will respond... with a new multi-billion dollar missile or anti-missile system.Russia Bankrolls Fertilization Treatments For Citizens
Russia is in the midst of major demographic crisis that is at least in part due to its extremely high rate of abortions. Low fertility, high mortality rates from suicide and alcoholism are also contributing factors to Russia's population disaster. America has partially solved its demographic disaster by importing millions of Latinos to perform much of its heavy labor. Russia has no such population base to draw from and is highly concerned about the Islamic repbulics that are located around her periphery.
Chavez Too Ill To Take Oath, Anarchy May Come...
A legitimate constitutional crisis is in the works. Chavez is dying and everyone knows it. What does this mean? Well everyone is down there, the Iranians, Chinese... you name it. What does this mean for the US? IMHO? Not much really. Chavez was a great bogey man to Washington because he thumbed his nose at the great 'Yanqui' up north, but strategically, Venezuela is not that important.Is CNN Involved In A Criminal Conspiracy To Murder A Talk Show Host?
His (perceived) anti-Americanism has won him a lot of enemies in DC and even more friends in Latin America. Conservative think tanks always conjure up images of him being a 'dictator', though he wins elections by comfortable margins.
Who will ultimately take over? I haven't a clue and frankly, I don't think the US is prepared for his departure. Our policy makers these days don't have any plans ahead of time. They wait for crisis time and then run around like chickens with their heads cut off, hammer out a poorly considered plan put it into motion and wait for it to backfire in their faces. If it doesn't directly effect the 'O' man's re-election efforts, personal image or key party politics, the NSC would rather drink coffee and fly paper airplanes and leer at the new cute intern...
To call for violence against anyone is a crime. Two or more people doing it is also a crime. Two or more people calling for the murder of anyone is called Conspiracy to commit murder.
There is no excuse for this and for a national news network to allow its guests and hosts to call for the murder of law abiding citizens is neither funny or a joke especially in light of the recent shootings.
The US Justice Department should indeed get seriously involved, if for no other reason to set a clear, no-nonsense example of what is acceptable political talk and what is not. I don't think anyone should be threatened like this. Not Churchmen, gays, blacks, whites, latino's, tree huggers, bankers ... no one. I would categorize this as hate speech.
I remember not long before Breitbart was murdered (yes, he was murdered), A Hollywood persona made some very hate-filled and visceral comments and essentially wished him dead.
Then he died.
Is this the level of debate in this nation where no one can talk in complete coherent sentences without calling for violence or some act of disrespect for those one disagrees with where we are at today? It sure looks like that to me. No one can agree on much these days, not in the House, Senate, White House, GOP, Dems, Libs, GOP, gays, Churches and no one really wants to read their history. It is almost as if it has become 'verboten' and to apply its lessons to today's events is becoming a capital offense or one of America's TV personalties will call for your murder on live TV.
There is something very seriously wrong with what is happening to political debate in the US and hate speech is not just something we are seeing from the right, but from the left as well.
A wicked nation is defined by its people and this is truly a wicked nation. How do guys like this get on TV? Probably some major politico or a guy with very deep pockets pays folks like this to be there and to spout hate and violence into the political mainstream, perhaps hoping someone will carry out an act of violence against Mr. Jones. Know this, this White House is more than capable of instigating this kind of evil they have the means, motive and opportunity. I am not saying they are behind this, but that they are more than capable of it.
This is all classic propaganda. Get people so heated up emotionally so that they stop thinking and frankly, I suspect that this show was specifically engineered to emotionalize the debate so that brains turn off and the heated emotions lead to violence (like more shootings) and political hate become more pronounced on this issue. The result?
A gun ban.
The same kind of things (a violence prone society) have all happened before and God made a point of making sure that the people knew the cost of their crimes.
Your whole country is in confusion! Murder and violence are everywhere in Israel, so I will tell the most wicked nations to come and take over your homes. They will put an end to the pride you have in your strong army, and they will make your places of worship unfit to use. You will be terrified and will desperately look for peace--but there will be no peace. One tragedy will follow another, and you'll hear only bad news. People will beg prophets to give them a message from me. Priests will stop teaching my Law, and wise leaders won't be able to give advice. Even your king and his officials will lose hope and cry in despair. Your hands will tremble with fear. I will punish you for your sins and treat you the same way you have treated others. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
(Eze 7:23-27 - CEV)
Because thou hast plundered many nations, all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder thee, because of men’s blood, and for the violence done to the land, to the city and to all that dwell therein. Woe to him that getteth an evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the hand of evil! Thou hast devised shame to thy house, by cutting off many peoples, and hast sinned against thy soul. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity! Behold, is it not of Jehovah of hosts that the peoples labor for the fire, and the nations weary themselves for vanity? For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea.
(Habakkuk 2:2-14 - KJV)
Brothers, this passage in Habakkuk is one that actually begins with the verse that has always been at the top of this page and was the source for the name of my book 'that he may run that readeth it'. The prophet here began his work with a recording of why he was upset with God and had a controversy with him.
The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
O Jehovah, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear? I cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save. Why dost thou show me iniquity, and look upon perverseness? for destruction and violence are before me; and there is strife, and contention riseth up. Therefore the law is slacked, and justice doth never go forth; for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore justice goeth forth perverted.
Habbakuk was pretty upset with God and he let the Lord knew it. All of the evils he was seeing were really getting under his skin, that and the Lord's seeming inaction about all of the evils. The most excellent K & D Commentary sums this whole episode up quite well.
Habakkuk refers to the complaint which he raised against God in Hab 1:13-17, namely, that He let the wicked go on unpunished. He will wait for an answer from God to this complaint, to quiet his own heart, which is dissatisfied with the divine administration. Thus he draws a sharp distinction between his own speaking and the speaking of the Spirit of God within him. Jehovah gives the answer in what follows, first of all (Hab 2:2, Hab 2:3) commanding him to write the vision (ch‚zōn, the revelation from God to be received by inward intuition) upon tables, so clearly, that men may be able to read it in running, i.e., quite - Keil and Delitzsch Commentary
The Lord heard Habbakuk and unlike other prophets who questioned God's administration, no rebuke is recorded of his complaint, though clearly he expected one. Instead, God gives him both an answer and a command. God's response was to be written down so that men could read it. The Lord then says that what is is going to do is so shocking (the word here connotates consternation and amazement) that even though people would be told of it, they would not believe it.
Today, America is beset by many evils; evils that laws cannot fix, government is incapable of addressing (they take too many bribes to keep the problems firmly in place) and her clergyman are too often unwilling and frankly too cowardly to preach against. The result? A nation that continues its slide down the road towards God's Judgment.
Why is the Lord so slow to deal with America's myriad and growing evils? The answer is that God will aways wait until sin comes to its full measure before he judges it. This principle is found in the book of Genesis when God spoke to Abram (Abraham) and told him the fate of Israel.
But thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. And in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet full.Christ as well spoke of the fullness of sin when speaking to the religious leaders of his day.
Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell?And the great harlot as well was judged when the cup of her abominations was full.
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and decked with gold and precious stone and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations, even the unclean things of her fornication,Is America there yet? No Bretheren, not quite. But we are very close. What is going to cause the cup of iniquity to 'run over' if you will? The answer is in two verses forward.
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered with a great wonder.Now brothers we have already seen this. America has given arms and helped Islamic fanatics rise to power in the middle east. Don't kid yourself. Who helped Morsi into power and who is now persecuting Coptic Christians? Now here in the US we have not seen blood yet, but once we do, America will be done. One look at the way this administration is treating Christians makes it pretty clear which spiritual entity is running the show. Christians have been under attack since the day Obama took office. Abortion, Homosexuality, Frankenstein genetic research on Human embryos, Forcing Churches and Christian business to pay for Sterilizations and Abortions - This is truly an antichrist administration, despite the Presidetns protestations to the contrary and his spurious claims of being a Christian. This president so far has cut around the edges of the satanic agenda against God, I think the next President will finish that agenda and that will mean thousands, if not millions of believers in prisons. What is the likelihood I see of this within the next 10 years? I think it is about 80%... and about 100% in the next 20 years.Those of you who are incredulous, let me refresh your memory about how Federal Law Enforcement really looks on Christians.
Religiously based domestic terrorists use the New Testament’s Book of Revelation -- the prophecy of the endtime -- for the foundation of their belief in the Apocalypse. Religious extremists interpret the symbolism portrayed in the Book of Revelation and mold it to predict that the endtime is now and that the Apocalypse is near. To understand many religious extremists, it is crucial to know the origin of the Book of Revelation and the meanings of its words, numbers and characters. - FBI Project MegiddoIn other words, every bible believing Christian is a threat to the state, officially according to the FBI. Should we be afraid of this? No we should fully expect those who hate God, to begin to display all of the characteristics of those who hate God. Do I worry about what the government may to do to me? Well, let's just say I am far, far more worried about what the Lord will do to me if I am ashamed of him and his words.
For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of man also shall be ashamed of him, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.Think about this for a moment. Why is it that everywhere you turn, those who preach, teach and believe the gospel of love and light are targeted by governments? If our faith were as worthless as they try and make it out to be, they would not be so scared to death of it; write government reports demonizing us and targeting us, picking us up to head to prison or a torture chamber in places like China and Iran, burning us out of our homes in places like India, or committing wholesale slaughter of us in places like Nigeria.. The devils know the value of our faith in Jesus Christ, and are absolutely terrified of what awaits them as a result of his person and work.
This whole agenda is about killing your freedoms and rights making you helpless and at the mercy of a corrupt government who has little respect for life and is already eyeballing Christians very much the same way the Nazi's once eyeballed the Jews. Every move is carefully calculated to remove rights, gut freedoms and grant more power to an incompetent and lawless government that is hell bent on war.
Look, health care workers no longer even have the right to refuse vaccines. They now get fired. especially if they are Christians. This is a slow and careful attack on God and his saints so yes, I think that passage in Revelation is exactly what we are going to see in our lifetimes. We are NOT free. Brainwashed to think we are free? Yes. Free? Not anymore.
So get ready. What we are seeing in the American body politic is just the symptoms of what I would call a mass insanity attack. Reason is out the window, talking intelligently is passe, shouting, anger, hate and threatening murder is now the politics of America. If watching CNN doesn't drive you nuts, the doctor has some pills that will help you get there and the compulsory way Obamacare is going, they may ram those pills right down your throat.
For the Church in America I have two words for you. Hear them and hear them well...
Is An Alawaite Marjority Assad's Plan B?
A hypothetical Alawite State would be based along the northwestern Mediterranean coastline, including the traditional homeland of the rural mountains. Further, the port cities of Latakia, whose population is still predominantly Sunni, and Tartous would be included, being vital economic assets.
However, there is little evidence to suggest that Assad's regime has a Plan B to retreat to the northwest and make its last stand there in an effort to establish an Alawite State.
2013: An Economic Look Ahead
In simplest terms, how crazy could things get this year? I recall how crazy the SE Asian Bubbles turned in the fateful post-Mexican bailout year of 1996. Then NASDAQ almost doubled in the crazy, post-LTCM bailout speculative melee of 1999. And when the Fed made it clear that it would disregard mortgage and housing Bubbles, excesses grew exponentially – 2004, 2005, 2006… until the Bubble finally began to collapse under the weight of subprime Credit craziness in 2007. The long history of speculative Bubbles favors the scenario where they end in self-destructive “blow-off” excess.S. Sudan: Tree's And Leaves The New Diet In Starving S. Sudan
These are the kinds of conditions nearly 700,000 are suffering in 'rebel' held territories. Meanwhile, fighting has broken out between competing tribes over a Gold mine in Darfur.
Major Changes In Climate Are No Longer Deniable
Never mind the politics. Never mind the spin. Never mind the denial. There are great unfolding disruptions in the natural order and they have been intensifying.- Spirit DailyGutsy Church Bulletin Tells It Like It Is...
The Monsignor is clear concise and courageous.In One Month, The US Defaults On Its Debts...
The only reason the US is even having these discussions is because we’ve added $1+ trillion in debt to our balance sheet every year since 2008. The reason we were able to get away with this was because Congress hasn’t even implemented a budget since that time...Kyrgyzstan: Secret Police Behind Religious Freedom Punishments
In the law are a list of 'new offenses'US Considers Total Afghan Withdrawal
Clauses 4 and 5 of the Article's Part 1 would punish conducting unregistered religious activity, or refusing to register a religious organisation.
Clause 6 would punish holding prayers and other religious rituals in places not approved by the state for such purposes.
Clause 7 would punish teaching religious beliefs without personal registration to do so.
Clause 8 (a provision in the current Article 395) would punish "violating procedures established by law for the organising and conducting of religious meetings, processions and other worship ceremonies".... - Forum 18
In short, there is no reason to kid ourselves that anything meaningful can be gained by remaining there.
_______Obama Picks Torturer and Drone Killer For CIA Director
8 January 2013
This man has turned out to be 180 degrees opposite of everything he said he was in 2008.
I feel I must say this as well. The American people do not want change. They do not want to end torture, they do not want to restore America's once very positive image in the world, they do not want to be fiscally responsible, they do not want to end the wars, they do not want to end the fiscal corruption in Washington. What do Americans really want?
To leave things alone so they get progressively worsen with each successive Presidential Administration, and that dear readers, is exactly what they are going to get. Don't sit there and tell me that Americans want any kind of change when they put the same cast of characters who put us in this mess, right back in office just 2 months ago. Don't tell me Americans want change. If they did not vote for it, they are quite frankly, liars if they say they do.
When I think of President Obama in particular and Washington in general I think of that old Fleetwood Mac Song,
Tell Me Lies, tell me sweet little lies
~Tell Me Lies, Tell me tell me lies~
Oh no no, you can't disguise
And Americans LOVE to have it so! This guy told us exactly what we wanted to hear in '08 and then when elected, did exactly what he (and his masters) wanted to do, regardless of his promises.
The Scriptures make no 'bones' about what happens to liars and deceivers of any race, economic/political class or religious affiliation.
All of them, for it is by them we can identify those whose father is the devil. (John 8:43-44 Rev 21:8)
The sad part is that I think this President wants to do right (yes, I really do) and has been listening to some pastors and clergymen who have never known God and this has led the President down a dark path, strewn with compromise, deceit and the open acceptance of things God hates. His ego (he is the most egotistical President in modern memory... bar none) gets in the way. His ego makes the Goodyear blimp look like a golf ball. What is ego a symptom of? Pride. What spiritual entity was consumed with Pride?
Few folks are able to put two and two together and understand what is happening to the President, but his OWN STAFF SEE THESE THINGS. We are not talking about GOP propaganda, but Democratic stalwarts who are loyal to the party! Did you know that Obama requested that staffers walk backwards when they leave the Oval office (not to turn their back on him), like the kings of the olden days? The running joke around Washington is this - Q: How do you know when the President is going to visit your Building? A: His ego arrives a week early.
But of his other nominee's the only one that seems to have been more consistent with the Obama of 2008 is the nomination of Hagel as Defense Secretary. This is a most interesting appointment on a number of fronts.
First off, he will be the very first enlisted man ever to run the DOD. He was a combat infantryman in the Vietnam war and was decorated with two purple hearts for wounds in battle. So unlike the usual gaggle of contractor-generals and contractor-civilians whose primary job when sitting as head of the DOD was to shift the multi-billion dollar contracts to their friends, family and future employers, Hagel is of a very different mold than those well-connected klepto-crats. Hey, last year, the DOD lost $35 Billion dollars, according to informed sources. How do you 'lose' $35 Billion dollars? You don't. You can steal it, and use the term 'lost' to replace the term 'steal', but no one can lose $35 billion dollars. not even the DOD. No one wants to call what has been happening over there by its proper name: Endemic, pervasive and politically protected corruption.
The veterans are in favor of him, because he understand BY EXPERIENCE just what it takes to be a soldier. He is acutely aware of the extreme difficulties many of our Vets are having when coming home, many seriously wounded, physically and mentally. This guy served the nation, these past Secretary's served their contractor-masters.
He is in many ways a voice of sanity in the increasingly turbulent and violent madhouse that runs our National Security policy. To use a metaphor -the crazies don't want a sane doctor because they do not want to be cured of their madness. They want another lunatic doctor who will do whatever it takes to keep them crazy.
We have made some extremely serious foreign policy blunders in the past. Afghanistan, Iraq and our Iran policy. Each so far can be termed failures. Afghanistan is going to be turned over to the Taliban next year, Iraq is little more than a satanic symphony of corruption and car-bombs, Iran is still building its bomb, though Clinton's secret foreign policy foray there may produce some fruit provided her efforts are not sabotaged by the Iranian Guard who are making too much money on the sanctions (blackmarketing) and will do whatever it takes to ensure they remain including sabotaging secret negotiations.
There are vested interests in any developed nation who consistently work against the national interest in favor of private profit and this is the conundrum we have at the DOD. This is one of the real reasons why Hagel may have trouble with his confirmation. He is not going to go along with every new profit-driven war, watch young men and women come home in wheelchairs and permanently disfigured just so some general can get a job at (name your defense contractor here) and a corrupt Senator can keep on getting donations and high-dollar sex partners from the same. Hagel may be seen as a serious threat to this kind of blood stained policy making.
You see, I have never believed our foray into either Iraq or Afghanistan was really about winning (with the exception of our first couple of months in Afghanistan and then all the real info on 911 came out and who had their fingerprints all over it and discovered who got rich from the wars started as a direct result of it). The Trillions of dollars spent and the extremely well connected contractors who made a mint over there from all manner of genuine fraud and corruption and the wholesale lack of coherent policy to win' this should give any reasonable person a good reason to pause. Who got rich? Who warned these adventures were doomed? Hagel. Who wants to MAKE SURE MORE PROFITABLE FAILURES CONTINUE? The answer to the last question can be determined from those Senators who will oppose his nomination based upon his mythical/fictional opposition to Israel. Good policy and sound thinking don't get you hired in DC; lining the pockets of the kleptocrats does.
Now do not get me wrong, I am a strong supporter of the Jewish state's right to exist, though not necessarily of the criminal kleptocracy that now rules Israel and seems determined to isolate their own nation based on failed policies, stubbornly clung to. Israel needs to make some serious changes and that is not going to happen without some real changes in the way the US deals with her. Knee jerk support for some of her polices needs to end and a more comprehensive approach should transpire that benefits not just Israel, but the ordinary Palestinians (some of whom are really Christians). I am not talking about HAMAS and other terrorist organizations, but ordinary people who just want to live their lives in peace.
Now brothers, I know my Bible and know that peace there is impossible until the Prince of Peace comes. I am under no illusions, but our Lord said, Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Mat 5:9). We have too many warmakers in America and her Church and not enough of those who want peace. Sure, they want their streets to be peaceful, and their homes free from tank fire and the sound of automatic weapons, but they are more than content to put such evils on others and even push them... and they have the unmitigated gall to call themselves Christians.
Me? I want to be a child of God so I will always seek peace wherever there is conflict. I hate war. The only people who love war are those who are either deranged, get rich off of them or have never been in one. I will do as the Pslamist says...
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee.
For those Christians who feel they have to' help' God fulfill his prophetic word, let me tell you this point blank. He does not need nor require your help, except that you live your life in accordance with his holy word. There are times when we try and 'help' God, we make tragic mistakes that have long lasting consequences. Consider when Abraham 'helped' God in having a son and the long lasting consequences of his misdirected efforts. In this area the best help we can give God is the help that comes from prayer and to remember above all things...
"Lord, thy will be done."
God has his own plan for Israel, all of us do best to step out of the way and let him do his will. Blessed is the man who understand this. Israel is a special case outlined clearly and in detail in Paul's book of the Romans. Until you can wrap your mind and soul around Israel place in the last days and get in agreement with God's word and not your own FALLEN morality, you might find youself on the receiving end of God's most unpleasant chastisement.
The Coming Gun Control Laws
What is so sad about this is that now this is a political issue rather than one that is really designed to solve the problem. Most of the shooters we have seen in these mass murder episodes are on prescribed drugs. I know it, the President knows it and so does Joe Biden. But rather than put some new policies in place to control this growing epidemic of drug abuse (that is what it is, Doctor instigated drug abuse) and the long term mental damage some of these anti-depressants cause, the President is using the corpses of those kids for his narrow political agenda.Nigeria: 30 Christians Killed In New Years Massacres
I am not a gun advocate. I do not and have not ever owned a gun. I don't like them. But I fully appreciate why the founders of this nation put the second amendment into the Constitution. It is clear from the writings of the Founders. As a result I am very suspicious of these shootings, knowing that mind control is real and it works ; people can be programmed to do crazy things like shoot up a shopping mall or movie theater. But to do that, you need serious money and some serious political cover. The kind of cover that can keep the kinds of drugs shooters are taking off the national news and seal up records. Now I am not saying that all of these shooting events are a result of mind control. I am saying that the available evidence indicates that at least a couple of them are. In short, someone wants to use the 'horror and fear' of more violence as a way to get guns out of the hands of the people. I must tell you it's working. Mind altering and highly profitable prescription drugs are no longer in the debate. The new Obama-Biden proposals are calling for a compulsory gun registration, a tact that history has shown usually leads to confiscation.
Well I am not going to go on about this today. I will leave you with this...
I lived in Austria under Adolf Hitler's regime for seven years. Dictatorship did not happen overnight. It was a gradual process starting with national identification cards, which we had to carry with us at all times.
We could not board a bus or train without our ID card. Gun registration followed, with a lot of talk about gun safety and hunting accidents. Since the government already knew who owned firearms, confiscation followed under threat of capital punishment.
Freedom of speech was the next target. Free speech was curtailed with the enforcement of the federal police (Gestapo). With a large network of informers, people were afraid to say anything political, even in their own homes. - Kitty Werthmann
America: The Greatest Country In The World
What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books.
I believe that I am an eyewitness to history. I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history. We elected him by a landslide - 98% of the vote.. I've never read that in any American publications. Everyone thinks that Hitler just rolled in with his tanks and took Austria by force.
In 1938, Austria was in deep Depression. Nearly one-third of our workforce was unemployed. We had 25% inflation and 25% bank loan interest rates.
Farmers and business people were declaring bankruptcy daily. Young people were going from house to house begging for food.. Not that they didn't want to work; there simply weren't any jobs. My mother was a Christian woman and believed in helping people in need.. Every day we cooked a big kettle of soup and baked bread to feed those poor, hungry people - about 30 daily....
...We looked to our neighbor on the north, Germany , where Hitler had been in power since 1933. We had been told that they didn't have unemployment or crime, and they had a high standard of living. Nothing was ever said about persecution of any group -- Jewish or otherwise. We were led to believe that everyone was happy. We wanted the same way of life in Austria . We were promised that a vote for Hitler would mean the end of unemployment and help for the family. Hitler also said that businesses would be assisted, and farmers would get their farms back. Ninety-eight percent of the population voted to annex Austria to Germany and have Hitler for our ruler.
We were overjoyed, and for three days we danced in the streets and had candlelight parades. The new government opened up big field kitchens and everyone was fed... - Kitty Werthmann
Thirty people were killed in two separate attacks carried out by armed men ahead of the New Year, in North-eastern Nigeria.
15 people were killed in a single attack which occurred on Sunday 30th, when armed men stormed a church service in Kyachi village...
Fed Concerned Over Continued
Well, these guys are not all bad. They do a lot of good for PR's sake. But this case troubles me. I saw the news clips Saturday morning while on my way to Gettysburg for a nice day trip. I don't know, but I do find it troubling that teenagers are engaged in gang rapes. I know, I am kind of 'weird' and have old-fashioned morality. I just don't think gang rapes are a good thing. What really got me was while watching CNN that morning, they found some clips of teenagers talking about the rape among themselves... dear readers, I could not believe what I was hearing, these kids were just plain evil.
The ways of some of these young people is just over the top. We have young girls doing what they can to scope out married men to sleep with, undressing themselves before them to tempt them to have sex. What kind of creatures is America raising? Then you have women who are all too willing to go in and have their children killed, right in the womb. Millions of them!! What is wrong with these people?
Well, this I know, that this world is going to just become more morally bankrupt as the days roll on. Americans in particular have become the poster child for the "Forgive Sodom and Gomorrah Because We Are Much Worse Society"
I am amazed at what I am seeing and the moral bankruptcy of America and its inhabitants. The real kicker? While all of these things are happening and going on in America, the people don't see themselves and these things as particularly shocking or even evil.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Well brethren, the hour is late and I suppose I should not be shocked at these things, but I confess that I am, especially when you see those kids who you once knew and are now teens who once used to pray, go to Church and ask you about God when they were young who are now going over to the dark side, knowing that one day, they you may hear of them out selling themselves for money or hooked on drugs or sitting in jail for crimes.
News For 4 January
The money printing will continue because its the only way we can keep our government open and people employed in 'make work' jobs.
Kenya Disease Threatens Key Crop
The disease is on its way to devastating Kenya's Maize harvest, according to this IRIN piece.
Fiscal Deal Included Lots Of Pork
...and people wonder why I am so pessimistic about America's future economic health. Everyone in Washington has bought into this type of mass insanity that you can borrow yourself into prosperity. We see these fake jobs numbers today that tell us of all these jobs created. What they don't tell you is how many unemployed workers were pulled out of the calculations and most importantly how much money was printed up in order to create these so called (often imaginary) jobs.Obama's Death Mandate Kicks In...
Don't buy the propaganda - what is happening in America is exactly what happens at the very end of any profligate monetary system. The debts pile up beyond the ability of government to pay them the central bank starts printing money like crazy, asset bubbles start to appear (inflation) and the currency gets debased (at best) or collapses wholesale (at worst). We have not entered into some new age or paradigm as pundits will tell you.
Its just the same old horse droppings (Equus Fimus) with new highly technical sounding names. Instead of money printing we have 'quantitative easing'. Instead of inflation we have 'stock market rallies' (followed by the inevitable crash, thefts and bailouts and people who were just about forced to put their hard earned money into wall street... losing it). Instead of unemployment lines we have 'unemployment benefit extensions' or just throwing people off the employment rolls when they can't find work. The only reason why the dollar is not worthless today is because the EU troubles are worse and China is not quite ready to take over the Global monetary system... but she is working on it, carefully.
The controversial mandate requires coverage of contraception – including drugs that may cause early abortions – and sterilization.
The good news is that there has been a steep decline in abortion clinics in the US.
South Sudan Losing Its Forests
Why? Most people get their energy from firewood because the government cannot provide electricity.
And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli.Drugs, Not Arms Are Key Dollar Item In DOD Budget Battle
And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
As it was then, the Lord was not speaking through his prophets. The House of Eli had become corrupt (they were priests) and evil. God had pronounced a horrible curse upon that house for its wickedness (1 Sam 3:11ff). God was going to do away with the old and corrupt priesthood and raise up a prophet who would do the things God commanded. He raised up a child and his name was Samuel. The corruption of Eli's sons was judged (they were killed) and Samuel remained and served God until his death. God had to do a new thing in Israel and to do it, he had to get rid of (utterly) the old, lest it begin to infect the new.
The western Church may very well be in the way of what God wants to do in these very last days and God will then raise up men who will do as God commands, so that God is glorified and the light of the gospel shines and frankly, a corrupt religious establishment cannot do it.
News For 4 January
Yes, its true, the DOD is now spending more on drugs and vaccines than it is on certain major weapons systems. This report (by the Statesman) is far above average so I do recommend taking a few minutes and reading it.
I am always a little taken aback at the accuracy of the scriptures. I know I should not be, but real students of Bible prophecy know what I am saying here. Did you know that this is the exact kind of thing the Bible predicted about the great end time nation called Babylon? Yes it did.
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.Brother Mark, you might say, 'that's pretty weak dude, you can do better than that(!), I mean socery is really like... witchcraft isn't it?'. Yes it is, but that is not the full meaning of the word translated as soceries in your King James Version. The actual word is...
From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): - sorcery, witchcraft.
- From Strongs Exaustive Concordance
Note here that this is the actual word that we get Pharmacy from. What do you you get in a pharmacy? Drugs. Today, it's not just anti-biotics and antacids, but mind altering (perhaps permanently) potions that seriously mess with folks' brains. People on drugs lose the ability to analyze properly, make rational decisions, and often to think long term. And with these spate of lunatic shootings we have seen where the perpatrators are indeed taking meds (insiders made plain the the Connecticut shooter was on three meds, one required close medical supervision) this dope is probably messing with the centers of the brain that control ethics and morals.
Now which spiritual entity would want to do that? Note here dear readers that the bible says that it is by these medicines that the whole world is deceived. Who is the largest maker of drugs in the world and where do America's drugs go?
I leave this subject with this thought. Our minds should not be clouded with dope, legal or other wise. While many of us do imbibe a little wine or beer from time to time (this is not specifically forbidden); drunkeness and an addiction to alcohol is sin. Flat out, no nonsense sin. The same with anything that alters your God given mind. This includes pot, meth, LSD, coke, heroin... the whole gamut. Keep your mind brethren, the devil is working over time to take it from you and separate you from truth-reality and replace it with lies, illusion and delusion.
Don't give him a new, potent weapon to defeat you with.
Japan See's Largest Drop In Population Ever
The cause is a low fertility rate. Another interesting one is that Japanese women are (more and more) simply not attracted to Japanese men. Many American men are shocked when they are swarmed by Japanese women for dates and even Marriage when visiting Japan.
Speaking of Japan, those of you who read an interesting link I posted in the middle of last year will find this very much of interest
You can do your own math.
Chinese Christians Seize The Internet
... and challenge censors with talk of persecution. Yes, the censors are out there, but as I posted before, they tend to focus in mass action and less on just idea's and the idle 'rant'. Here is a site that has some of the domains censored in China.
American Cities Drown In Debt
Israel Opens Tamar Gas Field
Remember this story? Now, Egypt is well in its way to official economic 'basket case' status.
Egypt, Economics And The Muslim Brotherhood
The inflation that is likely to be soon seen in Egypt is going to bring in a lot of resentment and even unrest.Global Depression Continues World Wide
-Three billion people on less than $2.50 per day
-27,000 children die each day from needless poverty
-Almost a billion malnourished worldwide
-1.1 billion lack clean water
-Political instability rooted in economic immiseration: Egypt
News For 2 January
Ignorance Is Not Bliss, For Christians - Its Lethal!
I was struck by an event I covered yesterday here on Watson's Web about the Iranian pastor who was detained. Here is what Middle Wast Concerned Wrote:
A group of 15 police and security agents interrupted the celebration. Acting courteously, they required all attendees to complete a detailed pre-prepared questionnaire. Information requested included contact details, email and social media ID and password information, and details of how they had come to accept Christianity. Mobile phones were confiscated and they were advised that they would be summoned individually to the local security office following investigation. - MEC
Notice what the Iranian (Islamic) police got. They got...
- Contact details (that show the names of other Christians)
- Email (that show who the other Christians are)
- Social Media ID (to see which other Christians have been 'friended')
- MobilePhones (that show the numbers and details of other Christians.
- How they heard the Gospel (to show which Christian preached the gospel to them)
How many times has this site and this watchman warned all about the dangers of technology? Believe me, the danger is very, very real. Now the last thing I would ask of anyone is to become a luddite. We who live in the west can and should use the tools available to us while we can. But we need to also use these tools wisely. Your smart phone is a surveillance device, FIRST AND FOREMOST. Its communication functions are there to get you to buy it and pay the monthly surveillance fee. It can without a warrant, reveal all of your friends, their phone numbers, the last time you talked to them, how long you talked to them, the time of day you talked to them, where you were (via location data) when you were talking, where you were when you hung up. It can do that for years, depending on how much data your cell phone provider stores data and their policies on how they give such data away and who they give it away to.
What is wrong today is that too many Christians are asleep in Babylon. They have put their unconditional faith in a system that is not under God nor under Christ's Lordship. Increasingly, the system is growing hostile to Christians. Too many Christians are comfortable in the arms of a system that will almost certainly turn on Christians suddenly and probably without any mercy. How many Christians do you know who are ready for that? Look at these dead Churches and lukewarm believers and tell me they will be able to stand in the evil day. I ask again, how many in todays lukewarm religious institutions misnomered 'churches' are ready for that? Not many. Should this kind of persecution happen, most folks will not be able to deal with it, they will probably run to the medicine chest for some anti-depressants rather than to the Bible for God's direction and counsel. The problem here in the west is that too many Christians are simply consulting and consorting with the devil, rather than being guided by the Holy Ghost. The devil wants to dope you up and separate you from your sanity. God on the other hand, has given his people a sound mind. Are you lacking in soundness of mind? Your problem is spiritual in nature. You must place your trust in God and be guided by him.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2Ti 1:7)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.I know when I speak here about technology many people kind of roll their eyes, they just don't get why I should be talking about it. The simple fact is technology is now very much part of American society. Cell phones, tablets, SmartTV's (More here) with cameras that can be turned on remotely by others to spy on people (like you), GPS devices, laptops and netbooks, these are all new tools that are in just about every US household. How much spying is going on behind our backs? When (not if) will all this technology be used against us Christians? I remember listening to a prophet some 13 years ago. He relayed a vision for our future that was scary.What I can say is that what he saw was very much in keeping with the things we are seeing today. He talks about a massive shutdown of technology and he also talks about the fact that somehow the beast system knew everything about us (33:30ff in this hyperlinked video). In fact, when I saw him in 2000, he said specifically that we should be very careful about new technology. If you have never seen this, I highly recommend each of you watch this prayerfully.
A new system is coming and I am here to bear witness that we Christians are going to be the A-number-one enemies of the state one day soon. They will hunt us down and they will use high technology to do it with.
It is my hope that when we do use technology we use it to be harmless as doves but are as wise as serpents. There is great potential on the internet. Yet, people have talked to me about my writings on technology and insinuated that if you have nothing to hide, why worry about spying? The answer to that question is simple. It all depends on what one considers a crime. When protesting becomes a crime as it is now in America (it is now given the definition of low-level terrorism, ask the peaceful Occupy Wall Street movement here in post constitutional America), you know we are well on the way to making other things a crime as well. I will bear witness that being a Christian will one day be a crime, one day they will kill every single believer in Christ that the beast system can get its hands on. They will behead us (Rev 20:4). That is in your Bible and if you did not know this you have better get wisdom and obtain understanding for without it you have little chance of coming out of the tribulation either alive or most importantly saved.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Brothers, all these things are linked together. Modern Technology, prophecy, persecution, surveillance, and the return of Jesus Christ. They may not always be made clear in every post here at Watson's Web, but I do try and pull many of these stories together to help all to understand what time it is. What time is it? It is very late, it is time to pray, it is time to stop playing Church and to start being real Children of God. It is time to stand up and be counted and to stand against the wickedness of our age and having done all to stand..
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
I charge all of you in the name of Jesus Christ to cease loving this world. If you love this world you will not enter into God's kingdom.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.Stop loving your dinner parties, spiritually lost friends and entertainment more than God. Stop loving your money and position in THIS WORLD more that you love God and your potential (not realized yet) position in the next. Stop all the partying with LOST SOULS (where you never give a witness about Christ). These are things that are driving millions of souls off the tracks of life eternal. They get sidetracked and then get lost.
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.A real Christian is not going to be caught unawares, he will know the times and seasons, but not the actual day of Christ's return
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.The brethren are not in darkness, darkness is for the children of darkness, we are children of light and thus God opens our eyes to the times. The prophet Daniel says the same thing.
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.Do you want to be purified and wear a white garment and stand in the presence of Christ as one of his redeemed brethren? Go back and read those versus in Luke I posted above. Get into your Bibles, ask God to give you light as to the times we are in so that YOU are not caught unawares and stand without saying, 'Lord, Lord... open unto us', and the Lord say in response, Truly I am telling you, I don't know who you are, depart from me all you workers of sin and evil!
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.Brothers, I say again, I exhort all of you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall Judge the living and the dead, to stop playing Church, get a real, deep and abiding relationship with God (John 15:5-6) and his son Jesus Christ and do the things he commands you do to. Make your number one goal in this life to obtain life eternal and you will do well.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Red Cross To Focus On Southern Europe, Riot Potential
(Director General of the ICRC, Yves Daccord)... warns that developments in Europe, where the “gap between the social needs of the people and their ability to help has increased,” will lead to violent riots. - Berlingske News
Americans are so insulated from reality that these things just don't really seem to compute. We too are having some serious issues with Food in America. Look at the number of folks on Food stamps since this President took office. The biggest problem is that no one is doing anything about a real solution. Why not? Free trade and the religion of globalization are more important than the livelihoods of the people, who are increasingly 'sacrifices' and 'burnt offerings' to these new 'gods'.
The Anti-Christian Age
Pat Buchanan talks about this new age of antichrist.
Islamic Attack In Germany Leaves Student With Lacerated Toungue
Europe made a big mistake with its open door policies. A much better screening process should have been implemented before allowing so many folks who are so very culturally, socially and religiously different into Europe.Why Your Antivirus Software Performs So Poorly
The price that is going to be paid is in my estimation, going to be very, very high.
Thankfully my main boxes are Linux based and viruses are rare.
Opec Reaps $1 Trillion in 2012
Gaining A Clearer View Of The Syrian Civil War
A Prayer For Israel, 2013
The next global day of prayer and fasting in our Isaiah 62 Prayer Campaign will be on Wednesday, 2 January 2013.
Prayers for Israel
Pray that God will bless the Jewish nation and people in the coming new year with further development, security and peace.
Pray for the Israeli government to have wisdom and courage to make decisions which will be for the good and benefit of her people and her neighbours.
Pray that Israel will become a blessing and light for all the surrounding countries.
Pray that God would send revival to Israel and pour out the Spirit of Grace and Supplication.
Prayers for the Middle East
Pray for revival in the Arab world, that the body of Christ will grow strong in the midst of all the political turbulence and challenges caused by the Arab uprisings over the past two years.
Prayers for the work of the ICEJ
Pray for new doors to open for the Christian Embassy here in Israel.
Ask God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those of us at the ICEJ headquarters here in Jerusalem and on all our branches around the world.
Ask God for new open doors, in particular in Muslim countries.
Ask God to release all the necessary finances which will allow us to grow and develop according to His purposes.
Ask the Lord for a fresh touch of God in our personal lives, that He might use us in a new and more dynamic way.
Isaiah 62 prayer guide for January 2013 (pdf)
Black Folks As Radioactive Test Subjects
The military-sponsored studies targeted a segregated, high-density urban area, where low-income persons of color predominantly resided. Examination of the Manhattan-Rochester Coalition and the St. Louis aerosol studies, reveal their connections to each other, and to a much larger military project that secretly tested humans, both alive and deceased, in an effort to understand the effects of weaponized radiation. Through this case study, the author explores how a large number of participants inside an organization will willingly participate in organizational acts that are harmful to others, and how large numbers of outsiders, who may or may not be victims of organizational activities, are unable to determine illegal or harmful activity by an organization. The author explains how ethical and observational lapses are engineered by the organization through several specific mechanisms, in an effort to disable critical analysis, and prevent both internal and external dissent of harmful organizational actions. Through studying the process of complex organizational deviance, we can develop public policies that protect the public's right to know, and construct checks and methods to minimize the chance of covert projects that are contrary to societal norms.
Fiscal Cliff Averted... Kind of
Everyone is shouting for joy about this new deal. It sounds great doesn't it? Well, in all fairness, its probably a little more that what could be expected from Washington at this point in time.The reality? You taxes are still going to go up in 2013. Like usual, Americans got the bait and switch; they had everyone focusing on the Bush era tax cuts and another tax increase was carefully not discussed. I call it political witchcraft. Every magician knows the way you pull off a magic trick is to avert the attention of the audience while you pull your deception.Its called national bankruptcy.
Then there is the debt ceiling. Hey folks, we hit it last Monday. What does that mean? Simple. The US treasury is empty. We are broke and the Treasury is now using extraordinary measures to keep the government open. If we cannot borrow more money, the government starts to default in its debts and starts closing its doors.
This is what the whole fiscal cliff debate was about. I have heard other folks say that this was an artificial crisis, one that was only because the GOP wrote that failsafe (fiscal cliff) mechanism into a bill and that is why we had the cliff. Well, I am no GOP apologist but the fiscal cliff was what was/is needed. Why? Simple, because today, there is no money (NO MONEY) in the US treasury. How are we going to keep the government open.
We are going to borrow more money. Who is going to lend us money at near 0% interest rates, when we are already over 16 trillion in debt? We will hear the lie about investors clamoring for T-bills, but who these investors are is not going to be made plain. I will tell you who one of them will be. Our own government in the form of the FED. It will probably come as a new round of 'Quantitative Easing" announced at least 30 days after the decision is made and we settle the debt ceiling issue in order to deceive Americans that the two are linked. Make no mistake, the two are not just linked, they are welded together.
So this fiscal cliff deal is no victory. It is only the same old crazy train driving itself over the real fiscal cliff which will mean serious inflation one day in the not too distant future, despite the lies and half truths certain Fed governors and Wall Street financed economic pundits will tell you on Cable News. Dear readers, our troubles have not even begun yet and Obama, Boehner, Reid and Bernanke are driving America over the real fiscal cliff.
The Fed is committing to more than a $1 trillion annual expansion in its balance sheet, an amount greater than the total size of its balance sheet as late as 2008. Most forecasters believe that the Fed will have $4 trillion worth of assets on its books by the end of 2013, and perhaps more than $5 trillion by the end of 2014. - Peter Schiff
And Mary said,
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he has looked upon the low estate of his bondmaid;
for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For the Mighty One has done to me great things, and holy is his name;
and his mercy is to generations and generations to them that fear him.
He has wrought strength with his arm;
he has scattered haughty ones in the thought of their heart.
He has put down rulers from thrones, and exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things, and sent away the rich empty.
He has helped Israel his servant, in order to remember mercy, (as he spoke to our fathers,) to Abraham and to his seed for ever.
- The Song of Mary
News 24-31 DecemberTraders: Market Was Rigged In 2012
"Kill Me, Please"!
Are the recent spate of random shootings a final and desperate cry for help by seriously mentally disturbed people? This article talks about some of the real problems in the system.
Iran: 50 Christians Raided, Pastor Detained
Greetings in the name of Jesus,
Iranian Christians request prayer following a raid on a house meeting in Tehran on 27th December. Approximately 50 believers had gathered to celebrate Christmas, most of whom were from Muslim backgrounds.
A group of 15 police and security agents interrupted the celebration. Acting courteously, they required all attendees to complete a detailed pre-prepared questionnaire. Information requested included contact details, email and social media ID and password information, and details of how they had come to accept Christianity. Mobile phones were confiscated and they were advised that they would be summoned individually to the local security office following investigation. - ME Concern
Egypt: Blackout Threat Over Energy Shortage
According to sources quoted by Al Ahram Online, if the situation is not resolved soon, ''over half of Egypt's governorates might be left with no electricity whatsoever'' - ANSA Med
US Evacuates Embassy In Central African Republic
EU 2013: Austerity, Bank Crisis And Regulation Will Dominate EU
Anatomy Of A Drone Attack Gone Wrong
The bodies were charred like coal. I could not recognize the faces," said Ahmed al-Sabooli, 22, a farmer whose parents and 10-year-old sister were among the dead. "Then I recognized my mother because she was still holding my sister in her lap. That is when I cried."
Homeless 'At Risk' Vets Double In Number
The numbers now are about 26,000 vets when in 2010 the number was just over 10,000. The WSWS site has a real good article on this as well.
The numbers cited are only those veterans the VA is aware of. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 62,619 veterans are homeless on a given night over the course of a year, and more than twice that number are at risk of homelessness. - WSWS
Fiscal Cliff: Yes, Your Taxes Will Go Up
Will your milk prices double? Maybe not...
Sufism: A Less Hostile Version Of Islam?
Senate Passes Intel Bill Without 'Leak' Provisions
"...the revision of the bill could be attributed to the intervention of Sen. Ron Wyden, who all but single-handedly blocked its enactment after it was approved in Committee last July by a vote of 14-1, with only Wyden dissenting. Its passage by the full Congress seemed to be assured, but in November, Sen. Wyden placed a hold on the bill to prevent its adoption by unanimous consent."
Major New Banking Settlement Ready To Be Paid Out Soon
"Under the settlement, a significant amount of the money, $3.75 billion, would go to people who have already lost their homes..." - NYTDoc's Show Obama Administrations Secret Attack On OWS...
...new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. - The Guardian
Our President has always billed himself as a man of the people but has consistently shown himself to be the most deceptive President to sit in the Oval office in his relentless attack on cherished civil liberties.. Give him his credit, just like the devil himself, the man knows how to deceive.
“This production, which we believe is just the tip of the iceberg, is a window into the nationwide scope of the FBI’s surveillance, monitoring, and reporting on peaceful protestors organizing with the Occupy movement,” stated Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). “These documents show that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are treating protests against the corporate and banking structure of America as potential criminal and terrorist activity. These documents also show these federal agencies functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of Wall Street and Corporate America.” - Justice Online
Young people were looking for jobs, protesting the lack of them and from Obama, they didn't get jobs, but a jack-boot in their face.Chicago Reaches 500 Shooting Homicides
Crime stats may be going down the way the FBI counts it, but I can tell you that more and more, crimes transpire and are not reported for many reasons. If you are black or latino, and you call the cops after midnight in a minority neighborhood, will the cops even show up? When people don't trust the cops, they certainly are not going to call them.
Bill Coopers Book Foretold Schoolyard Shootings
Bill Cooper was shot dead by a sheriff. So was Paul Wilcher who was working on a book about the WACO murders (which started out as a Gun control issue) and also was killed.
China Cures Drug Addictions With Lobotomy
FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Law Passes With Little Debate
A nation so in rush to make itself 'safe' by limiting freedoms, oversight and privacy will ultimately have none of the things it seeks and find those things she once treasured can only be won back with pools of blood. A nation who does not deserve freedom will not long keep it and we are losing ours very, very quickly.
We have exchanged our once cherished principles for a trip to a strip mall, a new car and a 30 year adjustable rate mortgage we probably cannot afford anyway.
Fiscal Cliff: Witholding Tax Rise May Be Delayed
Report: Kissinger, Nazi's Worked To Overthrow German Gov't
"Dis≠pleased with for≠mer chan≠cel≠lor Willy Brandt’s “Ost≠poli≠tik,” Kissinger and his boss Richard Nixon col≠luded with SS offi≠cers, other Third Reich vet≠er≠ans and Ger≠man aris≠to≠crats to explore the pos≠si≠bil≠ity of stag≠ing a coup against Brandt’s gov≠ern≠ment."
China Turns Up Flames On Internet 'Firewall'
New rules and regulations aimed at cracking down on dissent.
US Develops EMP Missile To Take Out Electronics
Syrian Conflict Could Further Fracture Iraq
Obama's SCOTUS Pick Refuses Christian Biz Request
The Christian-owned business now faces fines of up to $1.3 million per day after Jan. 1 if it refuses to provide abortion-inducing drugs in its company health-insurance plan. - NCR
Obamacare is going to drive a lot of folks out of business by hook or by crook.
When I read stories like the one above about the Hobby Lobby and their fight against the agents of death and child killing who now reside on the Supreme Court, I cannot help but see the same spirit sitting on the Bench as I do in Boko Haram, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda and other extremist groups who feel that killing the innocent is their 'path to life'. We hear about the persecution overseas but here in the US the persecution is far, more subtle and at times can even be seductive, 'Go ahead, pay the blood money to butcher babies so you can stay in business'. hisses the spirit of the serpent'
What makes this all so sad is that Abortion Inc., is doing its level best to force Christians to join in their bloodlust and force us to pay for these abominable acts.
It is just these kinds of compulsory evils that makes me say that soon, it will not be legal for a blood washed, born again Christian to remain here in the US. The trends are clear and the spirit behind the trends uses many faces (listed above) to do the same things. What things?
Steal, kill and destroy.
Persecution takes many forms. In America they don't use the Koran, but the Courts to persecute us. They are not using car bombs, but the Office of the President. They are not using a fatwa, but a new well hidden regulation specifically aimed at God's holy people. Say what you will about the evil wickedness of Al Qaeda. They certainly have a lot of innocent blood on their hands but not nearly as much as the United States of America. But what do you really expect from the last days nation the bible speaks so clearly about and 90% of nominal Christians are incapable of and at times are stubbornly unwilling to figuring out? They are lost sheep, not only do they not have oil for their lamps (Matt 25:1ff), they packed the lamp itself away in their storage unit across town... the one they are thinking about getting rid of. What is America like today?
The LORD hasn't lost his powerful strength; he can still hear and answer prayers. Your sins are the roadblock between you and your God. That's why he doesn't answer your prayers or let you see his face. Your talk is filled with lies and plans for violence; every finger on your hands is covered with blood. You falsely accuse others and tell lies in court; sin and trouble are the names of your children. You eat the deadly eggs of poisonous snakes, and more snakes crawl out from the eggs left to hatch. You weave spider webs, but you can't make clothes with those webs or hide behind them. You're sinful and brutal. You hurry off to do wrong or murder innocent victims. All you think about is sin; you leave ruin and destruction wherever you go. You don't know how to live in peace or to be fair with others. The roads you make are crooked; your followers cannot find peace.God has been most merciful to us as a nation and that mercy may continue for short period longer. But as much as people say they love Justice, what they don't want is God to be just. Certainly not with them. But God is just and will not (absolutely no way) let those guilty of shedding innocent blood get away without paying to the uttermost for what they have done, are doing and will stubbornly continue to do... with pure satanic impunity. These are those who with great deceptiveness will justify abominations in the name of 'choice' and murder under the guise of 'rights'.
(Isa 59:1-8 - CEV)
This I know, God hates these things.
Your whole country is in confusion! Murder and violence are everywhere in Israel, so I will tell the most wicked nations to come and take over your homes. They will put an end to the pride you have in your strong army, and they will make your places of worship unfit to use. You will be terrified and will desperately look for peace--but there will be no peace. One tragedy will follow another, and you'll hear only bad news. People will beg prophets to give them a message from me. Priests will stop teaching my Law, and wise leaders won't be able to give advice. Even your king and his officials will lose hope and cry in despair. Your hands will tremble with fear. I will punish you for your sins and treat you the same way you have treated others. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
(Eze 7:23-27 - CEV)
I am Habakkuk the prophet. And this is the message that the LORD gave me. Our LORD, how long must I beg for your help before you listen? How long before you save us from all this violence? Why do you make me watch such terrible injustice? Why do you allow violence, lawlessness, crime, and cruelty to spread everywhere? Laws cannot be enforced; justice is always the loser; criminals crowd out honest people and twist the laws around. Look and be amazed at what's happening among the nations! Even if you were told, you would never believe what's taking place now.
(Hab 1:1-5 - CEV))
Brothers these things ought not to be so, but mankind has not and will not come to terms with the real issue, which is his own sinfulness. But know that God has seen this and has set about empowering nations who have absolutely no morality and are working on extremely creative and destructive ways and destroying, utterly America. What I can say is that if you knew some of the things I know and cannot post, many of you would have many a sleepless night, no matter how close you claim your walk is with God.
America's salvation will never come from new counter strategies and weapons systems, new Generals with new plans, but from a societal awakening that begins in individual people; a people who put God first, love justice, honesty, real no-nonsense integrity in their business dealings and who love the tongue that speaks the truth and genuinely recoils at those who speak lies especially when those lies are spoken by those in power.
That is not America today, we knowingly elect the very best liars money can buy and call it 'democracy'. Know this, every deceiver has a different father than a real Christian. There are no exceptions. But we must know this...
Anyone who belongs to Christ Jesus and wants to live right will have trouble from others. But evil people who pretend to be what they are not will become worse than ever, as they fool others and are fooled themselves. Keep on being faithful to what you were taught and to what you believed. After all, you know who taught you these things.
(2Ti 3:12-14 - CEV)
God is more than willing to forgive this nation its sins, but what is required is repentance, real genuine repentance from these things.
Brothers, I used the Contemporary English Version today because I think the words kind of 'jump out' a little more for some of these passages than with the KJV.
(yes, there will be overlap!)
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